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Most of the world’s electronics are not recycled, posing health and environmental risks. catscandotcom/Getty Images

Consumer electronics have changed a lot in 20 years – systems for managing e-waste aren’t keeping up

Technical advances are reducing the volume of e-waste generated in the US as lighter, more compact products enter the market. But those goods can be harder to reuse and recycle.
Humans are barraged by digital media 24/7. Is it a problem? Bruce Rolff/

Screen time: Conclusions about the effects of digital media are often incomplete, irrelevant or wrong

Most of us spend hours each day glued to some type of screen for work or play. But is that a bad thing? Has anyone got the data to figure it out? Now is the time for ‘The Human Screenome Project.’
Students work wirelessly on computers at Arthur Phillip High School at Parramatta in Sydney. AAP/Alan Porritt

Patently Australian: CSIRO settles suits over Wi-Fi

Australia’s national science agency will receive $220m after settling litigation against three US companies to license the wireless local area network (WLAN) technology it invented in the early 1990s…

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